Mountain View Arkansas Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


The Family History Center at Mountain View is the nearest center for Stone, Independence, Izard, Searcy, and northern Van Buren counties in north central Arkansas. The center is staffed by volunteers who assist researchers.  Public workshops are conducted quarterly. Visitors are welcome!

Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

  • 612 South Peabody St., Mountain View, Arkansas 72560 United States
  • Located on Highway 9 South, just 1/4 mile from historic town square in Mountain View. Look for red brick building with white steeple, meeting house of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Set back from highway on large lawn.
  • Location Map

Phone:  1 870-269-4139 during center hours.

  • After hours, 870-615-2195.

E-mail:  AR_MountainView@ldsmail.net

  • rushingcarr@gmail.com

FHC Director:  Renee Carr - 1 870-615-2195

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 1pm - 5pm
  • 2nd and 4th Sunday: 1pm. - 3pm.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed on major holidays
  • Closed Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day.
  • Closed on December 21 and 28, 2016
  • Weather Closures-Closed when Mountain View School District closes due to inclement weather.



Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Look for our booth at the Stone County Fair in September.


During Wednesday hours, we take appointments to video record life histories of local residents. After editing and processing, a DVD copy is provided to the person who was filmed and to the Stone County Historical Society.

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. These resources include ancestry.com, newspaperarchive.com, fold3.com, and more!

Hardware and Equipment

  • Two computers.  One printer/copier.  One Microfilm reader.  One microfiche reader.  Wireless internet available for patron's laptop computers.


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Consultants provide one-on-one assistance.  For best results call and schedule your visit and let us know your particular area of interest. One of the center's consultants grew up in Germany.  She speaks and reads German and is familiar with geographic areas of the country.  Call ahead if you wish to schedule for her assistance.



Resources in the Local Area

Genealogy and history preservation are important in Mountain View and the Stone County area.

The research room of Stone County Museum in Mountain View is open from mid-April to mid-October on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1-4pm.  Collection includes binders containing local family histories/genealogies.  Publications of the Stone County Historical Society are available for sale.  These include a comprehensive book on cemeteries in Stone County and information extracted from tombstones; extracted Stone County census information; stories about families and places in Stone County, etc.

Stone County Library in Mountain View also has a local history research room.



Links

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http://www.yourplaceinthemountains.com/


Volunteer at the Center

Come visit the center and let us know your area of expertise.  Currently looking for those with expertise in researching Irish and American Indian lines.